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Birkbeck University


Located in Bloomsbury London, England, Birkbeck, the University of London also known as BBK is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London which has its’ origin dated back to 1823. Founded as London Mechanics' Institute, by Sir George Birkbeck, the institute, later on, changed its name to the Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution in the year 1866.However, in 1907, the institution shortened its name from Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution to Birkbeck College and in the year 1913, the University of London conducted a review and recommended that Birkbeck become a constituent college. Birkbeck, being part of the University of London, received its Royal charter in the year 1926 and Birkbeck also secured its own independent degree awarding powers, in the month of July 2012 by the Privy Council. Birbeck currently caters a total of 13,000 students and offers courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels for various subjects. The Birbeck also holds affiliations with European University Association, Universities UK, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. 

Student accommodation Birkbeck University of London

Owing to its popularity, Birbeck tends to attract a huge student crowd, and with an increase in the student populace, the London student accommodation options have also grown. So if you are a student at Birkbeck University of London and are looking out for private student accommodation in London or Birkbeck Uni Accommodation, do not worry. The capital city of London houses an extensive range of affordable London student accommodation which includes student flats, halls of residences and private halls of residences.Birkbeck University accommodation, more commonly known as halls of residence, are buildings developed by the University to provide the students with a secure and comfortable housing option. Birbeck accommodation blocks consist of flats and dorms, which is shared among the students. However, owing to its proximity to the campus, they usually tend to get sold out at a much faster rate.

Apart from on-campus accommodation, students can also choose from the extensive range of available private student housing in London, which consists of a variety of shared apartments, studio flats, en-suites, and flats with 1, 2 or more bedrooms. Pacific Court, iQ Kingston, Bloomsbury Janet Poole House, and iQ City London are among one of the most preferred private student accommodation in London.


Birkbeck has two campuses, one in Bloomsbury in central London, and a second campus in Stratford in east London.Located between Woburn Square and  Malet St, Bloomsbury, the Bloomsbury campus is the main campus of Birkbeck. The campus offers the majority of Birkbeck’s courses and also houses a five-floor library along with with on-campus cafes, George Birkbeck bar, coffee shops and Peltz Gallery. Also, the campus is surrounded by world-famous museums and galleries with the West End, Soho, Covent Garden and King’s Cross right at the doorstep. Located in University Square on Salway Road, the Birbeck’s Stratford campus was opened in November 2013 and also offers a range of undergraduate and short courses. The campus is also well-connected to the rest of the city via public transport and the Stratford Station which is just a 5-minute walk from the University Square campus and has major links to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Tube, rail and bus services.

Student life

Excited to start your student life in London? Well, you have every reason to be intrigued as London is not only the capital city of England but also holds a reputation for being among one of the most vibrant cities in the UK. The city is packed with entertainment, world-class cultural venues, happening nightlife, fascinating restaurants, cafes, and much more ensuring that the students studying in Birbeck have a fantastic student life. Whether you want to see the latest Hollywood release or the latest independent movie, you will find an invigorating range of cinemas in London and many of them also offer student discounts. Also, Birkbeck has its own cinema, in their School of Arts, which offers many free screenings. 

Bored of sitting at home? Take a stroll to the gorgeous Georgian squares, including the Brunswick Square, Bedford Square and Russell Square. Plus, the Regent's Park is also within walking distance of the university. London also has many world-famous markets - such as east London’s Brick Lane or Notting Hill’s Portobello Road; where you can buy almost anything, right from street food, art and antiques, to the designer and vintage fashions. 

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